Despite a late red card, Atlas earned a 3-0 victory against América. The result snaps a three-game winless streak for the Rojinegros, while the Águilas suffered their first loss of the Apertura 2019 season.
In the first half, Atlas controlled the majority of possession, but it was América that had the better chances. In the 14th minute, Renato Ibarra went one-on-one with the keeper but wasted the opportunity; later, Atlas thought they should’ve had a penalty for handball on Paul Aguilar, but after VAR review the protests were waved away.
Monarcas Morelia beat Veracruz by the minimum difference to extend the Tiburones Rojos’ winless streak to 34 games. The result keeps the michoacanos unbeaten in three while Veracruz has now lost six in a row.
Veracruz, under the interim direction of José Luis González after the renunciation of Enrique Meza, came out attacking as they looked to snap their record-setting winless run, but Morelia quickly took control of the ball and the game. They had a number of chances to open the scoring, but it ultimately took quite a while to find the breakthrough.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended four players in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 8 games.
José Juan Macías of León, Roberto Meráz of Monarcas Morelia, and Santiago García of Toluca were all given one-game suspensions for serious foul play, while Idekal Domínguez of Pumas UNAM was suspended for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.
Santos Laguna closed out Jornada 8 with a comprehensive 4-0 victory against 10-man Toluca. The result is a second straight win for the Laguneros, who remain unbeaten at home this season, while the Diablos Rojos have now lost two in a row and are winless in six.
Santos came out attacking and they had a good chance in the very first minute, only for Alfredo Talavera to intervene. But the keeper couldn’t do anything to stop Diego Valdés’s precise free kick in the 4th minute as the hosts took the early 1-0 lead.
In a game that finished 10 vs 10, León picked up a 1-3 away win against Pumas UNAM. The result extends La Fiera’s winning streak to five games, while the universitarios saw their three-game unbeaten streak halted.
León started the game off better and immediately began threatening a goal. In the 6th minute, Luis Montes hit the crossbar; then Ángel Mena played in José Macías, but he couldn’t get his shot away.